Royale Signature Blend by Eight O'Clock Coffee Review |
  • Eight O'Clock Coffee

    Montvale, New Jersey
  • Royale Signature Blend

Roast: Medium Review Date: June 2003
Origin: Not disclosed Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Sweet, mid-toned, with a lively but unobtrusive acidity. Distinct vanilla notes in both aroma and cup and richly dry fruit notes, dried apricot or plum, in the cup. The finish is rich but rather astringent and heavy.

Notes: Sold whole bean in sealed 12-ounce foil bag with one-way valve; $9.32/pound. Royale is the specialty line of A&P's venerable Eight O'Clock Coffee brand, which claims to be America's number-one selling brand of whole bean coffee. Visit or call 800-299-2739 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a traditional American breakfast cup with natural sweetness, little acidity, and a dollop of nuance. The oppressively heavy finish may be a virtue for those who take their cup with whitener.


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